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    Default Snoop Dogg is tired of hip hop and changes his name to Snoop Lion

    NEW YORK (AP) Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he's tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.

    Also, he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.

    The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

    The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."

    Bob Marley's son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.

    "I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning "light of the world."

    Snoop didn't explain why he was switching from "Dogg" to "Lion," but it's likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.

    Later, he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called "No Guns Allowed." It features his daughter and includes the lyrics, "No guns allowed in here tonight, we're going to have a free for all, no fights."

    "It's so tragic that people are doing stupid things with guns," he said.

    Snoop, best known for hits like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot," is an avid supporter of marijuana rights and has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount last month.

    He said that in Jamaica, where he stayed for 35 days, he grew closer to his wife, who saw his transition. He added that he's excited to perform music that his family and children can listen to.

    "As a 40-year-old man ... I've got to give them something," he said. "That's what you do when you're wise."

    Snoop Dogg said he's not completely retiring from hip-hop but is "tired" of the genre because it is no longer challenging.

    "Reggae was calling ... it's a breath of fresh air," he said. "Rap isn't challenging; it's not appealing."

    The album was produced by Diplo and will feature Snoop singing. It will be released on Vice Records.

    The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name, also produced by Vice. It features Snoop making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

    A coffee table book about Snoop's rebirth is also in the works.

    "It feels like I'm 19 or 20 years old again," he said.




    http://music.yahoo.com/news/snoop-do...161013663.html



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    good for him

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    "I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning "light of the world."
    lol "light of the world"

    Berhane simply translates to "my light"
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    this is pretty fucking weird but its watever

    he might need salt like your mans bland ballad.
    We do it for the people.


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    hahaha yo

    this is exaclty what the world needs. More rappers turned reggae singa's

    LOl if this is what priest came up with, can snoop do any better?? lmfao

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    "are you coming from a villageeeee?"
    We do it for the people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by check two View Post
    Snoop, best known for hits like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot," is an avid supporter of marijuana rights and has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount last month.

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    it would be good for him to a degree to stick to some of his old game, but if its good for him its all good.

    lord knows hip hop needs more positivity, because to a degree it encourages violence.

    evne tho hes switching to reggae it will still influence hip hop



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    Quote Originally Posted by food for thought View Post
    lol "light of the world"

    Berhane simply translates to "my light"
    are Rasta words directly derived from Ethiopian dialects?



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    Snoop Lion...????

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    it'll be really awkward if he drops an amazing album as snoop lion

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    He was a muslim on Slick Rick's album, now this. He seems like one of those morons who are always "searching" for spirituality to make up for their ignorance. Boring.

    Well at least he realizes that hes too old to stay in hip hop. Self-ejection.
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    he should've died after his debut album and the Chronic came out. at least then he'd be considered a legend instead of an embarrassment

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